William "Bill" Frederick Kipp, Jr. of Keenesburg died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home. Bill was born July 18, 1929 to William F. and Daisy L. (Dean) Kipp in Keenesburg.
Bill's family settled in Keenesburg in 1916. His father, helped layout and develop the town. Bill attended Keenesburg Public Schools. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from November 20, 1950 to August 19, 1954. He served on the U.S.S. Clearwater County, LST-602.
After his service in the Navy, Bill worked in Alaska and then ranched on the Fleischmann Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He returned to Keenesburg in 197X and began his career with Weld County as a Road Grader Operator. After over twenty years with the county he retired. Bill enjoyed his daily trips to the Coors Energy Coal Mine. He was known to the many as the "Mine Inspector". Bill was very well liked and never met a stranger. Always one to tell a story, Bill was a history buff who had a wealth of knowledge. He remained sharp as a tack all through his years.
Bill is survived by twin sisters, EvaDell Davis of Greeley and Cecilia Ann Warren of Cedaredge, Colorado; three brothers, Paul Eugene Kipp (Glenda) of Pinedale, Wyoming, Dean Kipp (Jean) of Keenesburg and Robert Kipp (Sandy) of Commerce City; sister-in-law, Anna Kipp of Keenesburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Bill is preceded by his parents, William and Daisy Kipp, and brother, Charles Kipp.
Memorial service 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at American Legion Post 180 in Keenesburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 180 in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.